North America's Premier International Resort Community

Patrick Dougherty "Stickwork" Installation Build Taking Place

  • 14 June 2018
Patrick Dougherty "Stickwork" Installation Build Taking Place
After several years of planning, the Town of Vail’s Art in Public Places welcomes renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty to Vail on Monday, June 4. The artist will work daily (except June 16 & 17) through June 22 to create a monumental "Stickwork" installation in Ford Park. Nestled between the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, it will be highly accessible for all to enjoy. 


Over this three week period, volunteers from around Colorado, Utah, and as far as New Hampshire are participating in the build. Materials for the installation have been collected from a private ranch property in Leadville, Sylvan Lake State Park and various construction sites around Vail. We invite the public to enjoy the progress of this installation build during this time.


Related Programs


Monday, June 18 - Patrick Dougherty - Artist Presentation and Book Signing

Donovan Pavilion - 1600 S. Frontage Road

5:30 p.m. – Doors Open

6:00 p.m. – Slide Presentation followed by Book Signing

Event is free. Books available for purchase. SPACE IS LIMITED. First come, first served.

The artist will discuss his career spanning 35 years in celebration of his installation in Vail’s Ford Park.


Friday, June 22nd – Opening Reception

4-6 p.m. - Community celebration and ribbon cutting at the installation site in Ford Park!


Through July 9 – Photography Exhibition

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center, Ford Park

An extensive photography exhibition is on view highlighting the artist’s 35 year career.


For more information visit

Photo credit: Summer Palace (2009) Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Photo : Rob Cardillo





Theme picker